We know that most people aren’t happy with their dentures. Dentures can be loose, uncomfortable, and hard to chew with. But dentures can also be unattractive. 

In the past, you might have had to accept unattractive dentures, but Dentures Don’t Have To Look Like Dentures Anymore!® By choosing the best cosmetic dentures, you can avoid these common complaints people have about the appearance of their dentures. 

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My Denture Looks Fake

Probably the most common complaint we hear is that people think their dentures look fake. It’s true that many dentures, especially cheap dentures, can look fake. The materials are plastic (and look it), and the teeth are poorly designed. The goal of denture teeth is to give a chewing surface that will function within the constraints of denture chewing, providing enough force to be effective but not so much that they will dislodge the denture when you chew. 

It’s bad enough when you know that your teeth are fake–you don’t want to broadcast that every time you open your mouth.

My Smile Is Slanted ツ

Your denture should be symmetric and matched to the vertical of your face, just like your natural teeth. However, some dentists end up fitting a denture improperly, giving it a slant. This is usually a sign of a dentist who is too rushed to make a proper impression or follow through on the final fitting.

Sometimes, a denture might start out looking straight but then becomes slanted with wear. This is another problem of fitting where the denture experiences too much force on one side, which causes it to wear out unevenly. It could also be that unbalanced forces are causing your jawbone to recede more on one side than the other. This is bad for your jaw, as it accentuates the imbalanced forces in your bite. The effects of this can extend to your jaw and beyond, as it can cause or worsen TMJ.

They Give Me Buck Teeth

Other times, people find that their dentures give them teeth that look huge. They are completely out of proportion with their face. This can be the result of many mistakes denture dentists sometimes make. For example, the teeth might be designed to try to convey a youthful appearance that is totally out of keeping with your age. Trying to put youthful smile features in your dentures doesn’t make you look youthful when they don’t fit. Instead, it just makes your smile look off.

Other times, the denture might not be fitted properly, so more of the teeth are showing when you smile than is right for your age.

Finally, this could be the product of dentures that aren’t custom-made. They’re premade in a few different sizes, then molded onto your gums. This might mean they’re a little big for your mouth, but the closest size they had.

My Denture Doesn’t Show When I Smile

The opposite problem occurs when your denture doesn’t show at all. This could be the result of denture wear. If your dentures used to be visible when you smiled but aren’t anymore, it could be because the dentures got worn out. This may just be the result of age–dentures often don’t last their expected 8 years–but faster wear could also be caused by poor fitting that stresses your dentures, especially if you have sore gums under the denture.

It might also be your jawbone that is shrinking, not your dentures. After you lose your teeth, your body will remove jawbone that used to support the teeth. This is a natural process, but poor denture fit can accelerate it. It’s the reason why traditional dentures need frequent relines. Better fitting dentures like the Denture Fountain of Youth® can slow the process, but if you want to stop losing jawbone, the only option is implant dentures

Other times, the denture might not show because it’s not fitted properly. The denture just sits too low, or maybe it’s too small, because it’s a premade denture that was a little small for your mouth.

The Smile Looks Generic

Finally, many people feel like their dentures give them a very generic-looking smile. This is definitely true. Any denture that isn’t custom-designed for you is likely to have a very generic smile. The teeth just go straight across, barely differentiated from one another, let alone from one denture to another.

Denture teeth are generic to help keep production costs down. If the teeth all look the same, they can roll off the assembly line. 

You Can Get Cosmetic Dentures

The good news is that you don’t have to live with unattractive dentures. There are cosmetic dentures that can give you a beautiful smile. But you have to ask for them by name: FOY ® Dentures. You’ll learn that Dentures Don’t Have To Look Like Dentures Anymore®.  You can have a smile that isn’t too big, nor too small, a smile that’s straight. And, most importantly, it looks like your smile. After a while, you might begin to feel that your dentures are as much a part of you as your natural teeth ever were.

Your smile isn’t just your appearance; it’s your identity. Your dentures need to really reflect that.

To ask about the best cosmetic dentures, please contact a local FOY ® Dentures dentist today.

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